The Quiraing on the Isle of Skye




The Isle of Skye was one of those names that were on my wish list of dream trips. Just the name alone sounds magical to me. When arriving I first had some kind of culture shock, or nature shock really. I knew beforehand that the landscape would be barren. We had visited Wales before and it can be quite barren there as well at some places. But I wasn't quite prepared for this empty land I was about to visit.




It took me a couple of days to feel at home there. But once that was settled, a feeling of magic hit me. This land is truly magical, mysterious, and wonderful.




One of the many days we were so fortunate to spend there, we went on a road trip to the Quiraing. A rocky terrain, with very distinctive features. If you google Isle of Skye, you will probably see more photos like these. It is one of the landmarks of Skye that is a must see for visitors.




Actually we didn't plan on going to the Quiraing. We passed it by accident, because the road that we we wanted to take instead was blocked for road work. But when we saw these stunning views, we were quite happy with this pleasant surprise!

And those sheep... I have a story or two to tell you about them as well. But that's for another time. As is the story about the pottery...

Hugs and sunny smiles,
xx Wen

(Ps: the little home on wheels is not ours, unfortunately...)


23 comments:

  1. It does look magical in your pretty pictures!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you :) It truly is a magical place.

      Delete
    2. There is even a Fairy Glen and a Fairy Pools ;) More on that later...

      Delete
  2. Such exquisite landscapes! Is my envy showing? Lovely photos. Hope the whole trip was wonderful and inspiring.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha, yes, I envy the people who have the privilege of living there :) The trip was really wonderful yes, thank you Naomi.

      Delete
  3. Sometimes the best discoveries are unplanned. Lovely photos.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. True! And their extra special because of the surprise effect :) Thank you Carole, xx

      Delete
  4. Oh loosing breath , just to see it here on your blog, dear Wen. Truly a magical view, and as you say, so bare and empty-like .
    Love to ,also, see your little home ,holding there, while you take these gorgeous photos of a fantastic nature.
    I look forward seeing more from your vacation, sweetie.
    Hope you have seen I blogged about your beautiful gifts to me.
    Sending you love and big hugs with kisses.
    Your Dorthe

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you sweetie :) But uhm... it's not our van, unfortunately. Would love to have such a home on wheels though, we do dream about it for the future. Hopping over to your blog asap! Big hugs xx

      Delete
  5. Wen, this is a dream for me! What a gorgeous place ! I bet your trip will be so many fond memories! thanks for sharing the amazing photos!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much :) It truly is magical, Nancy, I would love to go back! xx

      Delete
  6. Beautiful Wen... Sending hugs your way

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Ros :) Big hugs xx

      Delete
  7. Oh how wonderful, it looks like a beautiful place to visit! I agree when I first go out west here in United States it can be a bit of a shock how far you drive and there is nothing, but rocks!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes it is so beautiful there Connie. And I can totally understand the shock of being surrounded by just rocks, rocks and more rocks. Although as a former rock climber I could be over the moon as well :)
      hugs xx

      Delete
  8. Looks like a place that should be straight out of Tolkein's books!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It does, doesn't it? I love Tolkien's books by the way :)

      Delete
  9. Oh my, what an enchanting place, sweet friend! Thanks to your amazing photos I felt like I was right there :)

    Thank you for the delightful visit to my blog! How I have missed you, dear one.

    Enjoy your week! Love and hugs!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you sweetie! Missed you too :) xx

      Delete
  10. Hi Wen, just found your blog and thrilled to have done so, wonderful words, wonderful photos and lovely crafting (love the mini knitting) thanks for such great inspiration.
    X Michelle

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Michelle, that's really sweet of you. Happy to see you here! xx Wen

      Delete
  11. O, what lovely place! Thank you for the great photos.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for leaving me a sweet message, I love reading your comments. Hugs and happy day to you! xx Wen